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    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Credit point

    160 Points



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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines20-Aug-2023
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    Duration 5 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    SAR 70,000  / year
    Next Intake 20-Aug-2023

    Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)


    What is Pharmacy?

    Pharmacy isn't just about dispensing medications; it's a blend of science, health care, direct patient contact, technology, ethics, and lifelong learning. In essence, Pharmacy revolves around the study of drugs, from their discovery and development to their production and dispensation, ensuring optimal therapeutic results.

    Pharmacy Specialisations

    The world of Pharmacy is diverse, offering several areas of specialisation, such as:

    • Clinical Pharmacy: Tailoring drug therapies to individual patient needs.
    • Industrial Pharmacy: Involving drug manufacturing and quality control.
    • Community Pharmacy: Directly serving the public in retail settings.
    • Hospital Pharmacy: Serving within a hospital setting, closely liaising with other healthcare professionals.
    • Regulatory Pharmacy: Overseeing drug approval and safety protocols.

    It's common to see students pursuing a Master's in Pharmacy to specialise further. Like many healthcare professions, pharmacy requires ongoing continuing education to stay updated on the latest medications, treatments, and best practices.

    What will you learn during a Pharmacy programme?

    When you dive into a Pharmacy programme, you'll discover:

    • Deep knowledge about various drugs, their mechanisms, and interactions.
    • How to compound medications and provide tailored drug therapies.
    • The ethical considerations and responsibilities of a pharmacist.
    • Skills to counsel patients about their medications, ensuring optimal outcomes.
    • The broader context of healthcare and the pharmacist's role within it.

    Typically, during a Pharmacy degree, you'll encounter courses like:

    • Pharmacology: Understanding drug actions and interactions.
    • Medicinal Chemistry: Delving into the chemical makeup of drugs.
    • Pharmaceutics: Exploring drug design and delivery.
    • Pharmacotherapy: Tailoring drug treatments to individual needs.
    • Pharmacy Law: Understanding the legal aspects and responsibilities.

    Pharmacy programs typically include rotations or internships in various healthcare settings, such as hospitals, community pharmacies, ambulatory care clinics, and other healthcare facilities. These experiences allow students to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings.

    Skills required for a degree in Pharmacy

    For Pharmacy, a strong foundation in the sciences is essential. Students should be detail-oriented, possess strong analytical skills, and have an intrinsic desire to aid patients. Pharmacy degree requirements typically also stress the importance of good interpersonal skills, given the patient-facing nature of the profession.

    What can you do with a Pharmacy degree?

    The horizon post-degree is broad, with careers such as:

    • Retail Pharmacist: Interacting directly with the public and dispensing medications.
    • Hospital Pharmacist: Collaborating with healthcare teams for optimal patient care.
    • Research Scientist: Innovating new drug solutions.
    • Regulatory Affairs Specialist: Ensuring drug safety and efficacy.
    • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative: Bridging the gap between companies and healthcare providers.

    Pharmacists work in a wide range of settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, research institutions, government agencies, and academia.


    Entry Requirements

    1. The applicant must between the ages of 17 and 25 for bachelor’s degree, Diploma in Arabic Studies, or any other equivalent qualification. For a master’s degree their age should not exceed 30 and for a PhD they should not be older than 35.
    2. Consent to study in the Kingdom must be given by the government of the applicant from those countries that stipulate the same for Saudi students.
    3. The applicant should not have previously attained a scholarship to study in any educational institute in the Kingdom.
    4. All certificates and identification papers must be attested by the authorities specified by the educational institute.
    5. The applicant should not have been previously expelled from any educational institute in the Kingdom.
    6. The applicant must pass a medical exam stipulated by Saudi law and the Ministry of Education.

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    SAR 70,000  / year

    How to Apply

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